Created on 2009-01-01 Updated on 2016-04-011 Released on 2011-12-16

Ambient Sound Monitoring Network in Dublin City

Dublin City Council measures ambient sound quality throughout Dublin with a network of sound monitors. This datasets consists of spreadsheets and raw data taken from monitoring sites around Dublin City. The sound level meters store continuous 5 minute sound pressure levels, with information from the individual daily files then collated into a spreadsheet with separate worksheet for each month of the year . The results of the sound level meter are given in Leq, which is the average sound level over the period of measurement. L95 and the L10 data is also provided. This is the sound level exceeded for 95% and 10% of the time respectively. The sound monitoring network helps to validate the noise mapping grid dataset, which is available in the research zone.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Organisation Contact Email
Organisation Contact Name Data Officer
Organisation Contact Phone 01 2222812
Category Environment and Energy
Update Frequency As required
Date Range 2010-01-01 to 2015-12-31
Spatial Projection n/a
Conforms To
End of temporal extent 2015-12-31
Purpose of Collection Data is collected to monitor ambient sound levels in Dublin City.
Start of temporal extent 2010-01-01
Use Constraints Raw data is not verified. Complete data sets will have monitoring values for each hour 24/7/365 where available; Dublin City Council aims to get 95% data capture rates but can lose some data due to vandalism, power cuts and equipment failure.

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